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Innovative Teaching Methods training course by IDEC in Greece

Innovative Teaching Methods

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Designing and implementing innovative teaching methods in the classroom: project, role play games, theatre of the oppressed, debate, brainstorming, mind mapping, the ethical dilemma, the field study, community mapping.

ECVET points: 3.5

Target groups

Staff at all types of education and training organizations:

  • Directors / headmasters
  • Teachers / trainers

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the training course, the participant is expected to:

  • Be able to design lesson plans, using innovative teaching methods: project, role play games, theatre of the oppressed, debate, brainstorming, mind mapping, the ethical dilemma, the field study, community mapping.
  • Be able to develop learning content to use in new training methods.
  • Implement innovative training methods in classroom, guide and support the students.


  • Presentations
  • Examples and case studies
  • Workshops and exercises facilitated by the trainer

Thematic units

  • The project method
  • Role play games
  • Theatre of the oppressed
  • Debate
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind mapping
  • The ethical dilemma
  • The field study
  • Community mapping

Learning material

The learning material consists of presentations and support material. The learning material will be available on-line in English language.


Jean Glover. Senior training consultant, British National, 15 years experience as professional trainer of behavioural and developmental workshops.

Peny Fylaktaki. Playwright and theatre translator. She teaches translation and playwriting courses at universities. She has been awarded with the National Prize for Playwrights by the Ministry of Culture.


Tuition fee: 350 euro per person
The cost includes the learning material and the certificates: Certificate of completion, Europass Certificate Supplement, Europass Mobility

Organisation fee and cultural activities: 80 euro per person (Not applicable for the courses organised in Isthmia.)
The cost includes the coffee breaks, a walking tour of Piraeus and welcome dinner and a cultural tour of Athens, visit to Archaeological sites and common dinner in Athens. The cost of local transportation and the entrance fees to sites and museums are not included.

The cost can be funded by Erasmus+ programme KA1 mobility of staff.

Further information

Lila Anthopoulou, tel: +30 2104286227, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indicative training programme

Day 1
Meeting at hotel reception – arrival in IDEC training centre
Welcome – registrations
Presentation of participants
Expectations from the training course
Introduction to the training course, syllabus, methodology, learning outcomes
The project method
Presentation of the method
Designing and managing school projects
Activity: Design a project for fostering enterprenerial skills
Day 2
Role play games
Presentation of the method, case studies
Activity: design a role play game related to the gender equality
Theatre of the oppressed
Presentation of the method, case studies
Day 3
Presentation of the method
Activity: organise a debate, reflect on the method
Presentation of the method
Activity: brainstorming,for the organisation of a school festival
Mind mapping
Activity: Create a mindmap
Day 4
The ethical dilemma
Presentation of the method
Activity: Design an ethical dilemma, related to immigration
The field study
Presentation of the method
Activity: Design a field study activity, related to urban environment
Day 5
Community mapping
Presentation of the method
Activity: Design the map of your own neighborhood
Reflexion - evaluation of the training course
Certificates – Europass Mobility
Closure and farewell

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Training sessions

Location Dates
Piraeus 6-10/2/2017
Glyfada 8-12/5/2017
Isthmia 3-7/7/2017
Piraeus 6-10/11/2017
Piraeus 29/1-2/2/2018
Glyfada 18-22/6/2018
Piraeus 5-9/11/2018


Excellent atmosphere, helpful and hospitable staff. This experience exceeded my expectations. Valuable practice and wonderful people will remain in my mind.

Vaida, Kauno "Vyturio" gimnazija, Lithuania

A great learning atmosphere, supportive and motivating trainers and a beautiful place to visit! Hope i'll be coming back some day!

Tea, OŠ Tina Ujevića, Croatia

I learned many interesting things in this course. Trainers were super great, atmosphere was nice and my colleagues from other countries were really nice.

Ionel, "Demostene Botez" Trusesti Highschool, Romania

This course was even better than what i expected, it went over my expectations in the best way.

Catalina, "Demostene Botez" Trusesti Highschool, Romania

This course was full of energy, of interesting opinions, full of good ideas!

Maria, ZŠ s MŠ Dolné Orešany, Slovakia

Great mixture of studying and leasure time

Asta, Kauno Sv. Kazimiero pagrindine mokykla, Lithuania

A great time to gain knowledge, update professional skills, combined with getting acquainted with the culture, history and taste of Greee. Thanks!

Živilė, Šiaulių "Juventos" progimnazija, Lithuania

Everything was great!

Malgorzata, Szkoła Podstawowa w Pręgowie, Poland

Anyone who thinks that knows everything about innovative teaching methods should take this course. A whole new perspective, a whole new world.

Dalibor, Osnovna škola Frana Krste Frankopana Brod na Kupi, Croatia

I had a great experience. Beautiful town, great training and organisation. Great opportunity to meet new people from different countries. Renew my own knowledge and improve it.

Ingrid, Osnovna škola Frana Krste Frankopana Brod na Kupi, Croatia

Everything was very good. I need time now to use all new knowledge in my math lessons. I am full of enthusiasm. Thank you.

Ilona, Rigas Anglu gimnazija (Riga English Grammar School), Latvia

The course is very well organised, support for logistics and planning of my trip was good. Trainers linked theory with practice and encouraged participants. They both established my trust as a trainer. I am also very glad that I had the opportunity to review my English skills.

Martina, Gimnazija Karlovac, Croatia

A professional atmosphere and very good trainers.

Simion, Secondary School Altina, Romania

Comparing to other Erasmus+ courses I attended, this one is well organized. IDEC was a practical and useful support. The content of the course stimulate my desire to improve teaching abilities. Jean is really a facilitator not a teacher.


I will recommend this course because it gave me new skills and new challenges useful to my job.


The course was even better than I expected. Thank you for planning, organizing and support.

Vidute, Prienai "Revuona" basic school, Lithuania

The course was an engaging and challenging experience. Our hosts showed true hospitality and our trainers made sure every member of the group should apply the analysed and practiced methods in their classroom.

Carol, Srednja škola Hrvatski kralj Zvonimir, Croatia

Business Hours

We are available to reply 
to any question 8 Hours a day

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekend: Closed

Easter (14-17/4/2017): Closed

Our Offices


96, Iroon Polytechniou Avenue
18536 Piraeus, Greece
Tel: (0030) 2104286227
Fax: (0030) 2104286228



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